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Hong Kong Construction output for second quarter of 2018

The total gross value of construction works performed by main contractors in the second quarter of 2018 decreased by 1.6% in nominal terms over a year earlier to $61.5 billion, according to the provisional results of


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Hong Kong’s Express Rail terminus believed to be causing sinking of nearby mall and residential complex

A residential complex and shopping mall near the Express Rail terminus has suffered subsidence and damage. It’s the latest in a growing list of reports of sinking at MTR Corporation projects. FactWire said cracks had appeared


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Construction I&T committee formed

The Steering Committee on Construction Innovation & Technology Fund (CITF) has been established, the Government announced today. It will advise the Government on the fund’s effective utilisation to upgrade the local construction industry’s performance. The 2018-19 Budget has


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Children’s Hospital to open in December

The Hospital Authority says the first hospital dedicated to treating children will open on December 18. The HK$13 billion Hong Kong Children’s Hospital in Kai Tak is to handle complex, serious and uncommon pediatric cases, RTHK


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Secret floor, ceremony add to Hong Kong’s express rail rows

With less than three weeks to go before the high-speed rail link goes on-stream, but the revelation of a hitherto-unknown basement at the West Kowloon terminus and a handover ceremony held without any media presence have


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Co-location ordinance commences

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Ordinance came into operation today. Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan and Deputy Secretary-General of the Guangdong Provincial Government Lin Ji jointly hosted a ceremony to mark the commissioning of the Mainland


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Holes found in Hung Hom station concrete

The MTR Corporation said today that it is looking into what has caused holes to appear in some concrete slabs on a platform at Hung Hom Station. The problem was revealed by officials from the Highways


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Hung Hom station tests not before records review, government says

The government says it can not allow the MTRC’s request for a loading test to check the safety of a platform in Hung Hom station as the rail operator has not yet given a true picture


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XRL Hong Kong section to open

The Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will open on September 23. The Transport & Housing Bureau briefed the media on its operating arrangements today and said the service concession of the XRL


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One island, two towns reclamation project put forward

A “one island, two towns” proposal that involves relocating the Fanling Golf Course and Kwai Tsing Container Terminals has been put forward. The Professional Commons think tank has proposed building two artificial islands next to a


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